Due to the continuing partial federal government shutdown, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the State of Colorado have released February SNAP benefits early to most recipients.
The department urges clients who received an additional SNAP payment on their EBT cards from Jan. 16-20 to keep in mind that it is an advance SNAP payment for February. No additional SNAP benefits will be allotted in February. Participants should plan food purchases carefully throughout January and February so their food needs are met through the partial government shutdown.
If more food resources are needed during the partial government shutdown, clients are encouraged to reach out to a local food bank or community agency in their area. SNAP benefits will not be issued again until March, and only if the funds are available from the federal government.